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  • Here’s what really happened in Israel in the past couple of days

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 15, 2012 | 10:32 am

    It is a solid fact that Operation Pillar of Defense did not come out of the blue. It came as a response to a massive, continuous attack on Israeli cities, fired from the Hamas terror organization sitting in Gaza. I know it, because I live in Israel. You know it, because you read...

  • Israeli volunteers head to N.Y. to help in Sandy relief efforts

    November 14, 2012 | 11:00 am

    A delegation of Israeli volunteers is on its way to the New York area to assist the Jewish community in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

    The volunteers, young adult Russian speakers, will be in New York for 10 days to assist the Jewish community, with a focus on Russian speakers,...

  • Solidarity under attack

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 12, 2012 | 9:43 am

    This weekend, once again, the people of Southern Israel were under attack. Missiles fired from Gaza exploded in the middle of cities, and people were wounded, both physically and mentally. This weekend was also the formal beginning of winter time here. After an everlasting summer,...

  • The Israeli vote

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 7, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Two weeks ago, when Jonathan Mann conversed with Israeli media and political science specialists on the upcoming U.S elections, the discussion revolved around the question: Why do Israelis care so much about the U.S election, and what is its importance to us? For an hour and a...

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  • Jewish families leave Migron outpost

    September 3, 2012 | 11:11 am

    All of the Jewish families living in the West Bank outpost of Migron reportedly have evacuated. 

    Families began moving out Sunday morning, as border police went door to door in the outpost handing out eviction notices. Some of the 50 families living on the hilltop reportedly left...

  • Ankie Spitzer leads worldwide minute of silence for Munich 11

    August 13, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Ankie Spitzer led a minute of silence to honor the Munich 11 that was streamed live around the world.

    Spitzer, the widow of an Israeli coach who was among 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team killed at the 1972 Games, led the minute of silence on Sunday evening at the JCC Maccabi...

  • Lebanese judo team refuses to practice next to Israelis at Olympics training facility

    July 27, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    The Lebanese judo team at the 2012 London Olympics refused to practice next to the Israeli team.

    The Jordanians even erected a makeshift barrier to split their gym into two halves, according to the Times of Israel.

    The two teams were scheduled to train inside London’s ExCel...

  • Israelis divided on U.S. role in peace process, survey finds

    June 27, 2012 | 9:47 am

    Israeli Jews have mixed feelings about the success of the role of the United States in the Middle East peace process, a survey found.

    According to the seventh annual B’nai B’rith World Center Survey on Contemporary Israeli Attitudes Toward Diaspora Jewry, one-third of the...

  • Israeli emigration: good for the Jews—and Israel?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 7, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    There is an old debate within the Los Angeles Jewish community over just how many Israelis call L.A. home. The number matters for many reasons, not least of which to give the organized Jewish community a sense of needs among Israelis in L.A. It’s also something that folks back in...

  • Israelis investigated for drug trafficking in Colombia

    February 7, 2012 | 11:55 am

    At least eight Israelis described as former military personnel are being investigated for drug trafficking in Colombia.

    The men, who are also being investigated for money laundering and the exploitation of minors, have been monitored by police for the past year, Colombia’s...

  • An urgent call to work for a better future for Israel and the Palestinians

    September 22, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    The High Holy Days are a time when we are enjoined to reflect on old behavior and look to new ideas, to reach out within and beyond our communities to find healing, not just for ourselves or the Jewish people, but for the entire world.

    What we are enjoined not to do, is remain mired...

  • Scouting for Israelis

    By Dikla Kadosh

    September 16, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    Shevet Chen, the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Israeli Scout movement, is proving that scouting is good for Israel, particularly here in the United States.

    At a time when assimilation and intermarriage are high on the list of concerns for Israelis raising children in Los...

  • MK Einat Wilf outlines new Israeli contract with the Jewish world

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 12, 2011 | 7:09 pm

    Talking to a journalist before an event on Sept. 6, Einat Wilf, a Member of Knesset in Ehud Barak’s Independence Faction, trotted out an old Israeli joke.

    In Israel, Wilf said, “A third of Israelis serve in the army, a third of Israelis work, and a third of Israelis pay taxes...

  • Israelis advised to ‘be alert’ in Britain

    August 11, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry issued a travel advisory for citizens visiting Britain.

    The advisory issued Wednesday because of rioting in the London area recommends that Israelis “be alert, avoid gatherings of groups of youths and areas of unrest, and obey police and other local...

  • A fifth of Irish would bar Israelis from becoming citizens

    May 27, 2011 | 10:31 am

    More than one in five Irish people would bar Israelis from becoming naturalized Irish citizens, according to new research into ethnic and religious attitudes in Ireland.

    The book-length study, “Pluralism and Diversity in Ireland,” found that 22.2% of Irish people would exclude...

  • Hamas response to Obama speech: Still won’t recognize Israel

    May 23, 2011 | 7:48 am

    Hamas condemned President Obama’s AIPAC speech, saying it will not recognize Israel despite the United States president’s demand.

    The Obama administration is “not a friend to the people of the region,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told the Ma’an Palestinian news service.

    Abu...

  • Israelis seek promised wave in Costa Rica

    By Orit Arfa

    April 5, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    Zula is a delightful beachside restaurant where you can breathe in the salty air as Eyal Golan songs play in the background. It also advertises the best falafel in town, made with local garbanzo beans.

    Only Zula, Israeli slang for “relaxation,” is not located in Tel Aviv. It’s...

  • Prominent Israelis to unveil peace initiative

    April 5, 2011 | 10:34 am

    A group of leading Israelis, including former heads of the country’s secret services and the military, will put forth a peace initiative, The New York Times reported.

    The authors of the two-page Israeli Peace Initiative hope the document, which they are calling a direct response to...

  • Israelis observe five minutes for Shalit

    March 15, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Israelis observed five minutes of silence in honor of captive soldier Gilad Shalit.

    The country came to a halt Tuesday morning as Israelis observed one minute for every year that Shalit has been held captive by Hamas in Gaza.

    Cars on the street and people walking on sidewalks...

  • Several Israelis still missing in New Zealand

    February 23, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Up to four Israelis who were in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time remain missing and are feared dead.

    On Wednesday, Israel’s consul to New Zealand, Teddy Poplinger, said that his staff is working to contact all Israelis who were reported to be in the area of the quake when it...

  • Poll: Most Palestinians support direct negotiations with Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 19, 2010 | 11:28 am

    A poll of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza conducted last month by a research firm for the Israel Project, a nonprofit education organization, found that a majority of Palestinians support direct peace negotiations with Israel and a two-state solution to the conflict.

    Only 30...

  • Israeli father and daughter found shot in Mexico

    October 18, 2010 | 10:40 am

    An Israeli man and his daughter were found dead in their home in Mexico City amid signs of violence.

    The bodies, riddled with gunshot wounds and signs of violence, were discovered Sunday by volunteers for the ZAKA international rescue unit.

    Moshe Aruh, 60, and his daughter Sapir,...

  • Meeting again with Jewish leaders, Abbas broaches substance

    September 22, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a wing man.

    Abbas and his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, met separately Tuesday evening with Jewish...

  • Amar: Non-Orthodox Jews taking over Israel

    August 12, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi wrote that he is concerned that non-Orthodox Jews are taking over Israel.

    In a letter sent to Israeli rabbis to mark the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul, a time of spiritual preparation for the High Holidays, Rabbi Shlomo Amar said Jews must...

  • My interview in Mumbai with Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg

    By Dikla Kadosh

    December 15, 2008 | 7:13 pm

    In the past couple of weeks since the tragedy in Mumbai, I have read many accounts of what happened at the Chabad House.

    I, like many, was horrified by the murder of the young couple running the Chabad House. But it took a Republican Jewish Coalition newsletter to remind me that I...

  • What Israel means to me

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Tovah Feldshuh

    "I love, admire, and will eternally raise money for Israel because I am well aware that she takes bullets for me. She is my life insurance."

    Judd Hirsch

    "It's not easy to understand how a nation can reclaim itself after 5,000 years of banishment, occupation, and...

  • Roots, reality and Israel’s 60th

    By Jacob Dayan

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It is a proud and glorious week as Israel, her 7.2 million citizens and millions of friends around the world celebrate the 60th anniversary of Israel's birth as a modern, democratic nation.

    This week, world leaders will join us in joyful ceremonies; flags will fly, anthems will play...

  • Rabbis work to build ties of U.S. Jews to Israel

    By Amy Klein Religion Editor

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Twelve years ago, newly arrived at the Reconstructionist Malibu Jewish Center, Rabbi Judith Halevy gave a sermon about her long-term commitment to Israel, about how much she cares about the Jewish state.

    "The only thing I really worry about is that you won't care," she told her new...

  • N.J. man accused of spying for Israel

    By Ron Kampeas

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The arrest this week of a retired a New Jersey man on charges of transmitting classified information to Israel two decades ago shows how the Jonathan Pollard spy case continues to haunt the U.S.-Israel relationship.

    Ben-Ami Kadish, a former U.S. Army engineer, was scheduled to appear...

  • Hello, Shalom

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 13, 2008 | 5:53 pm

    I had no desire to see Shalom Hanoch in concert. I had never even heard of the guy.

    But my co-worker, an Israeli ex-pat who was a young woman during Hanoch’s heydey, insisted that I come with her to his Saturday night, March 8 concert at the Avalon in Hollywood. She wanted to...

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